Languages of India

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Assamese

A language of Assam that's spoken by nearly 60 percent of the State's population. Image courtesy:indialine.com

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Assamese
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Bengali

An official language of West Bengal, now spoken by nearly 200 million people in West Bengal and in Bangladesh. Image courtesy:bharatonline.com

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Bengali
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Bodo

It is the language spoken by the Bodo people of Assam and comes under the Assam-Burmese group of languages Image courtesy:udalguri.gov.in

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Dogri

Mainly spoken by the people of Jammu region. Image courtesy:blogspot.com

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Gujarati

It is the official language of Gujarat. 70 percent of the State's population speak Gujrathi but it the most spread language not only in India but also abroad. Image courtesy:topnews.in

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Hindi

The official language of India, accent and dialect differs with different regions but almost every Indian has a working knowledge of Hindi. It is written in a Devanagiri script. Image courtesy:librarykvpattom.files.wordpress.com

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Kannada

A language of Karnataka and is spoken by 65 percent of the state's population. It belongs to the Dravidian family. Image courtesy:nandikannadakoota.com

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Kashmiri

Though the language is mistaken as a state language of Kashmir only 55 per cent of the state's population speak Kashmiri. Image courtesy:lightstalkers.org

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Konkani

Spoken in the Konkan region stretched across Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. Image courtesy:mp3songs.net

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Maithili

Mostly spoken in the parts of Bihar and the eastern Terai region of Nepal. Image courtesy:translationdirectory.com

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Maithili
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Malayalam

The state language of Kerala. It is the youngest of all developed languages in the Dravidian family. Image courtesy:pichkoo.com

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Manipuri/Meitei

The official language of state of Manipur. Image courtesy:chillibreeze.com

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Manipuri/Meitei
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Marathi

An official language of Maharashtra. It has a fully developed literature of the modern type. Image courtesy:fotopedia.com

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Nepali

The official language of Nepal, it is also spoken in some north eastern parts of India. Image courtesy:blogspot.com

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Oriya

A branch of the Indo-Aryan family, is the official language of the State of Orissa. Image courtesy:blogs.rediff.com

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Punjabi

The official language of the State of Punjab. It is written in Gurmukhi script, created by the Sikh Guru, Angad. Image courtesy:dollsofindia.com

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Sanskrit

The classical language of India that has lost it's value in the modern world. It is also one of the oldest languages in the world- perhaps the oldest to be recorded. All the ancient scripts are found to be written in the same language. Image courtesy:agniveer.com

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Santhali

Santhal tribals of the Chota Nagpur Plateau (comprising the states of Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa). Image courtesy:ujjalghosh.com

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Sindhi

Is spoken by a great number of people in the Northwest frontier of the Indian sub-continent comprising parts of India and Pakistan. Image courtesy:daaira.com

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Tamil

The State language of Tamil Nadu. Tamil literature goes back to Centuries before the Christian era and is spoken by more than 73 million people. It belongs to the Dravidian language family. Image courtesy:designinindia.net

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Telugu

A language of Andhra Pradesh. It is numerically the biggest linguistic unit in India. Image courtesy:ibnlive.in.com

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Urdu

The state language of Jammu and Kashmir and is spoken by more than 28 million people in India. Urdu and Hindi have proceeded from the same source. Urdu is written in the Persio - Arabic script and contains many words from the Persian language. Image courtesy:blogspot.com

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Languages of India

India is a vast country, with lot of cultural and geographical diversities. This has resulted in a number of different languages spoken across the country. Image courtesy:exoticindiaart.co.in

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Languages of India
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